My Word of the Week 12/06/2015

 This Is My Word of the Week – Weather
Weather, a noun – the state of the atmosphere with respect to wind, temperature, cloudiness, moisture and pressure
     
               
I would just like to say thanks again to thereadingresidence for hosting this great Word of the Week linky. Over the past few months I have joined up numerous times and love summing up my week with just one word. 
So this week I have chosen weather as my #WotW because it has been so topsy turvy this week down here in the South West. On Sunday we drove up to Teignmouth which is across the border into Devon to catch up with family. It was a gorgeous day as you can tell from the photo below. Lots of people were out and about enjoying the sun although it was a bit overcast at times. I even happened to catch the sun on my face, which will teach me a lesson about not putting on suncream, even if the weather isn’t the brightest.

Today (Friday) is a complete opposite. It has been torrential rain here today. A bit rubbish for June weather I must add! I got completely soaked walking across the car park at work getting to my car. Then as it was so hot and humid I was steaming up the car inside with my wet clothes as I was driving home. 
Don’t you think that there is always more traffic and a lot more traffic queues when the weather is rubbish? I thought it was taking me forever to get home today.
                   

I hope you all have a lovely weekend and that the weather is better for you than it is down here in Cornwall. The forecast for the next few days isn’t the best down here, but at least it’s been the hottest day of the year so far today from what I gather was just on the news!
Happy Weekend!
Rachel xx
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#MySundayPhoto 07/06/2015

Carrying on the Canada theme from last Sunday’s my photo here is another. This photo was taken as we were on the way to Algonquin Provincial Park in Ontario.
The sky was very dark, heavy and threatening, but we were lucky to escape the rain. A lot of the roads we travelled were very long and seemed never ending, not like Cornwall. It was somewhat strange to be driving on the other side of the road, I was so glad my husband did all the driving. For some weird reason I took many photos of the different roads while we were out there as I found them to be extremely fascinating!.
Rachel xx
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#MySundayPhoto 31/05/2015

Over the next few weeks for #MySundayPhoto I would like to share with you some pictures from our amazing holiday of a lifetime to Canada 5 years ago.
I took this picture of a railway bridge as it reminded me of one of my favourite childhood films, Stand by Me.
Rachel xx
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My Word of The Week 29/05/2015

This is My Word of the Week – Tired
Tired, an adjective – in need of sleep, or rest; weary
I am linking up with thereadingresidence once again with their fabulous Word of the Week linky. I have linked up quite a few times now and really love browsing over other bloggers Word of the Week’s and seeing what they have got up to! It does seem a little nosey but sometimes you can’t help but peek into other people’s lives, as they always seem much more interesting than your own. 

So on to My Word of the Week, Tired. I have been attempting the Blog every day in May (#BEDM) challenge, and have been doing fairly well for me so far until this week……….
I think my total feeling of exhaustion and tiredness started when we went up to see Jimmy Carr’s tour at Plymouth Pavilion’s last Saturday. (I am currently writing a review on his show at the moment, which will be ready in a few days) Plymouth is 60 miles away from where I live in Cornwall so it is a really tiring journey there and back and it was Bank Holiday Weekend as well double traffic!. We didn’t get home till about 1am and I haven’t caught back up on the sleep I missed all week. 
I have always been a person who always goes to bed early and early to rise, so heading to bed at 1am does me no favours for the rest of the week…. I must be getting older!
Rachel xx
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My Word Of The Week 22/05/2015

This is My Word Of The Week – Opportunity. 
Opportunity, a noun – ‘a time or set of circumstances that makes it possible to do something’

This week has been full of opportunities for me. I was asked at work if I wanted the opportunity to develop further with them to become a manager. My first thought was why? A couple of months back I was demoted from a Team Leader as part of the companies management restructure and now they want to use my knowledge again! 
I did on this opportunity turn them down, because I’m very happy with what I’m doing at work and I have my family, blog and all my books outside of work to keep me busy enough without putting in lots of hours training and what not. 
That was my first opportunity of the week, my second came from being approved as a Bookbridgr blogger. My blog is a mixture of books, competitions, gardening and all sorts of lifestyle things as you may know, so being given this opportunity with Bookbridgr to review books is amazing. I can’t wait to get started on browsing books to request for reviewing. 
My third opportunity has come from being contacted by a company to write a post for them. I am so excited about this, that they chose little new blogger me! Baring in mind I have only been blogging just under 3 months, I found this opportunity to be just what I want for my blog. I hope it leads to many more opportunities in the future. 
Lastly I just want to say thank you to all of you who are making my blog a success so far, and giving me the opportunity and inspiration to write more posts.
Rachel xx
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#MySundayPhoto 10/05/2015

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